The French Tech4Good @SXSW Event
Conversation about the French Tech4Good: France and Austin as iconic ecosystems of creativity and innovation for social impact
- Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech
- Christophe Daguet, Director Innovation Strategy and Panning at DELL
- Cyrille Giraudat, Marketing, Digital and Innovation Director at RATP Dev
- Binta Jammeh, Co-founder and COO at Konexio
- Alexandre Zapolsky, CEO at Linagora
The panel discussion will be moderated by Henri Jeantet, Founder of Unknowns
Post-panel discussion, we invite you to this special invitation-only networking cocktail that includes demos from our French start-ups here for SXSW.
At 8:00pm Paris-based indie rock bank Stuck in the Sound performs live on stage.
In an era driven by innovation, where creativity and disruption are changing the rules of the game, France with its natural penchant for tech innovation combined with its new generation of entrepreneurs has created an aspiring and thriving ecosystem that fully embraces cultural diversity.
In recent years, La French Tech has been building what has become a vibrant and dynamic tech ecosystem and a hotbed of talent. It is a true start-up Republic: France keeps re-writing and revising its laws to facilitate and accelerate scaling-up. In doing so, France is welcoming a diversity of entrepreneurial talents from all around the world to create a powerful international dimension for future growth. We will compare and contrast Austin and French perspectives on how policy impacts change, how technological change impacts policy, and how this dialogue can create real social impact—such with French Tech4Good.
With grateful thanks to our partners:
- RATP Dev
- Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
- Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US
- Texan-French Alliance for the Arts
- EU-Delegation in the US
Join La French Tech for an evening of high-level panel discussions, networking sessions, startup demos, and live music.
Stuck In The Sound
Formed in 2002 and introduced to the world by French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles in 2004, Stuck in the Sound are now France’s most iconic indie-rockers. Their first album ‘Nevermind the Living Dead’ (2006) led to a tour of around one hundred rock festival dates ranging from ‘Eurockéennes de Belfort’, ‘les Vielles Charrues’ through ‘to Rock en Seine’. Their reputation was quickly established with the release of their second album,‘Shoegazing Kids’ (2009), which paved the way for a major international tour (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Austria). With the album ‘Poursuit’ (2012), the band introduced a type of rock music that was less raw, with compositions better arranged and more diverse compositions. Finally,‘Survivor’ (2016) came along and the music of Stuck in the Sound fully assumed the mantle of pop, proffering a well-polished album. The quintet is currently getting ready for its big comeback with new releases coming soon.